Dan Anfinson | Episode 176
In this episode, we are joined by Dan Anfinson, President of Slapfish Restaurant Group and COO of Mac Haik Restaurant Group. Growing up around the restaurant business, with his father as the general manager of Jack in the Box, Dan’s passion for the culinary world ignited at an early age.
Starting as a dishwasher at a local pizza joint, he found himself irresistibly drawn to the exhilaration of restaurant kitchens. As he progressed in his career, he experienced moments of addictive highs, but ultimately realized that his true motivation came from forging meaningful connections with people.
Dan shares insights into the restaurant industry’s changing landscape, emphasizing how technology has transformed it into a tech-driven sector. He discusses his day-to-day experiences, what he enjoys, and the tasks he wishes to delegate.
Opening up about his successes and vulnerabilities, he candidly reflects on the “biggest mistake of his career” and the invaluable lessons he learned from it.
Beyond the restaurant realm, Dan also shares his love of music, a passion he inherited from his father and passed on to his children.
Tune in to this episode to explore Dan Anfinson’s inspiring journey from humble beginnings to becoming a respected leader in the restaurant industry. Discover the power of passion, people, and the lessons learned from mistakes, leaving you with newfound motivation to embrace the dynamic world of restaurants.